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Entering spring training, Texas A&M will own two quarterbacks capable of living up to the unenviable task of replacing Johnny Manziel—sophomore Kenny Hill and incoming freshman Kyle Allen.
Hill, who acted as a backup last season taking limited snaps in blowout victories, stands as the current favorite due to his familiarity with the offense and its personnel. The 6'1", 215-pound dual-threat quarterback has multiple similarities to Manziel, including his mobility and accurate arm, but restricted opportunities under center during the season didn't provide a solid glance at his full arsenal of abilities.
Oppositely, Allen enters A&M as an early enrollee and hopes to immediately compete for Manziel's vacancy, sporting a pro-style, rather than dual-threat, approach at the position. A 5-star prospect and currently the top-ranked quarterback nationally in the 2014 recruiting class, Allen offers a young alternative with a strong, accurate arm and notable athleticism.
The contest for Manziel's position will be fierce, but the battle through spring training and into fall camp will add a healthy competition for the program that was without any doubts last offseason at the position.